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    Knitting Fever Painted Desert

    Painted Desert by Knitting Fever is a soft, self-striping fingering weight yarn that's perfect for shawls, wraps and lace projects. Painted Desert is two plies, each a different luminous jewel tone with long color changes. With a supple hand and plenty of stretch, Painted Desert will be a joy to work with, and there's enough yarn in one 100g ball to make a shawl. Made in China. 

     

    Content:
    100% Superwash Wool
    Care:
    Hand Wash, Dry Flat
    Weight/Yardage:
    100g/437yds
    Gauge:
    7.5-8 sts = 1" on US 1-3
    Knitting Weight:
    Fingering
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    Knitting FeverPainted Desert
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Soft (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Socks (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      supersoft

      This yarn has a wonderful color change between 2 colors. The spring green changes from green to purple and back. I have another one not listed that changes between dark pink and purple....Read complete review

      This yarn has a wonderful color change between 2 colors. The spring green changes from green to purple and back. I have another one not listed that changes between dark pink and purple. Very subtle.
      I made a lacy triangle shawl with it. While knitting it was very soft and squishy, very fine for fingering. But then it blocked out great and shows all the details beautifully.
      I want to stress again how soft this is. It just says 'superwash wool' but it feels like merino with silk!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great colors,

      Beautiful colors and fun to knit. But had 2 yarn breaks in one 100 gram ball and inconsistent yarn thickness. It's a center pull ball but using it from that end made it twirl...Read complete review

      Beautiful colors and fun to knit. But had 2 yarn breaks in one 100 gram ball and inconsistent yarn thickness. It's a center pull ball but using it from that end made it twirl and spin on itself so frogged it and used other end. It would be great if this were in a skein so I could wind it myself-- inconvenient to do from a ball.

      Not sure if I would buy this again.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fabulous!

      By scitchr

      from Orchard Park, NY

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Gorgeous Color Transition
      • No pilling
      • No spitting

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Sweaters

      Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

      This gradient yarn knit into a gorgeous sweater!
      www.ravelry.com/Scitchr/projects/tempest-2

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      BEAUTIFUL colors!

      By knittingwiz

      from St. Joseph, MI

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Texture and Color

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Socks

      Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

      I have not knitted anything with this yarn yet but the colors and texture are just beautiful. I will make a pair of socks with it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      3.0

      Great colors,

      By Your average knitter

      from WI

      Pros

      • Great Color Easy To Knit

      Cons

      • 2 Yarn Breaks On 1 Skein
      • Loose Ply 2 Breaks On On
      • Some Uneven Yarn Thicknes

      Best Uses

        Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

        Beautiful colors and fun to knit. But had 2 yarn breaks in one 100 gram ball and inconsistent yarn thickness. It's a center pull ball but using it from that end made it twirl and spin on itself so frogged it and used other end. It would be great if this were in a skein so I could wind it myself-- inconvenient to do from a ball.

        Not sure if I would buy this again.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Lovely Yarn

        By CGraham

        from Pueblo, Co

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

        This yarn is super soft yet strong. Beautiful colors - exactly as represented online. Drapes beautifully.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Beautiful yarn!

        By Lorart

        from Worcester MA

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Colors Blend Beautifully
        • Nice Halo
        • Soft

        Cons

        • Color could be brighter

        Best Uses

        • Shawl

        Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

        This yarn is knitting up beautifully in a shawl. I love the colors and how they blend. I'd like to try every color! The jewel tone is a little more subdued than I like, but it is beautiful anyway. The shawl will be soft and cozy.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        GREAT YARN!

        By Ninzo

        from North Haven, CT

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to knit with
        • Long Shots Of Color

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anything

          Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

          I am using this in Manos' Pattern Jayne. The colorway is almost the same in the picture but I believe Painted Desert is a bit more springy fiber. All the same, it is resulting in a beautiful accessory.

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          • No

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Use 2 strands together

          By diverse interests

          from Connecticut

          Pros

          • Brilliant
          • Long Stripe
          • Soft
          • Stretchy

          Cons

          • Tangles

          Best Uses

          • Socks
          • Sweater

          Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

          I am on my second sweater using this yarn. It is sunning if you use 2 strands together. First sweater was size 8 needles, now using size4 for tight, even gauge. Fabric is still soft and stretchy. Tried sweater with one strand and it looked sloppy, thin and was taking forever.

          This yarn tangles and knots to itself terribly. By many failed attempts I found that it works fine if you take it from the outside of the ball. Do not attempt to pull from the center.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Beaded Shawl

          By Esmerelda 217

          from KY

          Pros

          • Blocked Nicely
          • Very soft
          • Washed Without Fading
          • Works Well With Beads

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shawl Scarves

            Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

            The colors are just lovely and it worked up without flaws or thin spots. I will use this yarn again.

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            • No

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            supersoft

            By Martina

            from IL

            Pros

            • Great Gradient Color
            • Supersoft

            Cons

            • Slippery

            Best Uses

            • Lace Scarf

            Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

            This yarn has a wonderful color change between 2 colors. The spring green changes from green to purple and back. I have another one not listed that changes between dark pink and purple. Very subtle.
            I made a lacy triangle shawl with it. While knitting it was very soft and squishy, very fine for fingering. But then it blocked out great and shows all the details beautifully.
            I want to stress again how soft this is. It just says 'superwash wool' but it feels like merino with silk!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Love the colors!

            By Val@artfulbead

            from Dallas TX

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Beautiful colors
            • Soft

            Cons

            • None seen yet

            Best Uses

            • Shawls
            • Socks

            Comments about Knitting Fever Painted Desert:

            Planning a plain garter stitch shawl. The colors are wonderful, the yarn is deliciously soft, and I can't wait to see it worked up!

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            • No

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